While a nice sandwich can be enough to keep hunger at bay, it may not be enough to fuel a full day of work at the office. While it is true that you could go out, buy something and bring it back – this can be very expensive. This leads me to another unsung hero of the workplace – the microwave. You will know the difference it makes if you have worked in an office that does not have a microwave and one that does. Hiscox has a campaign all about unsung heroes, which is why I thought about this particular one.
A hot meal can really make a difference to how you feel, especially on a cold winter’s day. I have lost count of the number of times that I’ve gone out to the office on a miserably, chilly day only to discover that I didn’t pack anything to cook in the microwave. On these occasions, I tend to go to the nearest fast-food restaurant or convenience shop for something hot. Which although eases my cold and rumbling tummy, does not do my wallet any good.
That is why I always try to make use of the microwave as much as I can; as do my colleagues. Sometimes the smells can be a bit much, but I normally/or my wife makes something at home that I can simply pop into the microwave, and bingo in 5 to 10 minutes, I have a nice and warm meal that really hits the spot at lunchtime.
Without a microwave, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy my homemade spaghetti Bolognese or my wife’s tasty hotpot. I, like most people in my office, never work well on an empty stomach so having access to a microwave can make all the difference between an office being really productive and really unproductive, and this is why it is definitely an unsung hero.